End of the Party by Andrew Rawnsley

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Andrew Rawnsley's bestselling book lifts the lid on the second half of New Labour's spell in office, with riveting inside accounts of all the key events from 9/11 and the Iraq War to the financial crisis and the parliamentary expenses scandal; and entertaining portraits of the main players as Rawnsley takes us through the triumphs and tribulations of New Labour as well as the astonishing feuds and reconciliations between Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson.



This paperback edition contains two revealing new chapters on the extraordinary events surrounding the 2010 General Election and its aftermath.

 

About Andrew Rawnsley

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Andrew Rawnsley is associate editor and chief political commentator for the Observer. For many years he presented BBC Radio 4's Sunday evening Westminster Hour, and he has also made a number of highly acclaimed television documentaries.
 
Published September 30, 2010 by Penguin. 906 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The Guardian

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The cabinet secretary, Sir Gus O'Donnell, was tonight under pressure to launch a formal investigation into Gordon Brown's treatment of his staff after an anti-bullying helpline revealed it has received several complaints from people working at No 10.

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The Guardian

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Just before Brown became Prime Minister, relations fell to a new nadir after Mandelson's radio interview in which he declared that he would not seek a second term as a European Commissioner in order to deny Brown the pleasure of sacking him.

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The Telegraph

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The Bookbag

I worried that this book might have the same problem – it weighs in at about nine hundred pages packed with what must surely be the smallest possible font, but I was pleasantly surprised when the book proved to be a real page-turner.

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Metro

The End Of The Party By Andrew Rawnsley (Viking, £25).

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London School of Economics

This book will provide quotes and soundbites from leading political figures and it will provide a wonderful roadmap through the New Labour journey from perennial opposition party to one of the most successful centre-left governments in Europe and back to opposition again.

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